Hoover - WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum - Black

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Conquer dirt and dust with this high-performance Hoover WindTunnel vacuum. It makes carpet cleaning easy with its bagless upright design that reduces hassle and the HEPA filter that tackles allergens. Specializing in eliminating pet hair and fine particles, this Hoover WindTunnel vacuum effectively cleans your low-pile and mid-pile carpets, providing you with a cleaner home.

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$189.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (531 out of 572)

Features


Upright vacuum cleaner

Remove dust, dirt and debris.

Bagless technology

Saves time and energy with no bags to buy or replace.

Help enjoy a healthy living environment

A HEPA filter traps particles, so your living space can remain mostly free of allergens.

Crevice tool and dusting brush

Allow you to clean tight spaces, stairs and flat surfaces. The attachments store in the handle for easy access.

0.4-gallon dust cup

Holds an amount of dirt, so you can empty it less.

40' cord

Automatically rewinds for neat storage.

Eliminate pet hair, dander and messes

Pet brush and pet multitool remove ground-in dirt from stairs and carpets, as well as pet hair from upholstery.

Wand for cleaning above the floor

Extends to clean ceiling fans and other hard-to-reach places.

1440W of motor power

Offers reliable suction to thoroughly clean your carpets, office, vehicle and more.


Overall customer rating

4.4
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall good value

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This vacuum has great suction, especially through the hose when using attachments. I've used it about a dozen times so far. I had vacuumed for about an hour during one of the times (with small breaks to move furniture and switch to the hose/attachments). I did notice some warmth along the side of the vacuum body, but it didnt get to the point where it was too hot or seemed like anything was burning. I like that you can shut off the brush, and that it stops automatically when the handle is in the full upright position. My carpet is about medium height, but I use the first height setting above bare-floor. The vacuum can be difficult to push, but I got used to it pretty quick. It also seemed a bit heavy first, but again, easy to get used to. The brush leaves more lines on the carpet than my previous one, due to the spacing of bristles on the brush. The base is about 15 inches wide. The brush itself is closer to 13 inches, with about another quarter-inch of suction space on either side of it. The wheels are not plastic like my previous one. (I dont know exactly what they are made of.. something that resembles rubber.) I like this since I dont feel like I'm damaging my hardwood floors when I roll it around. Only a few minor negatives to point out - in some places where I smacked into my white baseboard, the vacuum left faint blue marks on the baseboard. It didn't come off with a wet paper towel, but I havent tried to clean it with anything else yet. Also the handle has a rubbery grip, that already appears a bit worn on the edges. Neither of these affect the performance of the vacuum. Overall this is a well performing vacuum and an excellent value for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum

    Posted
    Beth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We purchased this vacuum after our last one burned out, and I reviewed a number of vacuums both here and at Consumer Reports (that famous ad-free ratings organization). I needed to choose something that could handle all our pet hair. This one worked so well that we had to empty the container twice while vacuuming one room. It was picking up what our old one had missed for a long time! We have 3 cats, a dog, and a couple teens, so we needed something that would deal with all that. It picks it all up. The tools let you get into corners where pet hair loves to hide. It's solid but not to heavy--a plus for me since I have arthritis and have to use it on stairs. Make sure to follow the instructions on how to protect the vacuum, such as picking up larger objects yourself instead of running over it with your vacuum. Larger objects will damage any vacuum. Protect your investment. The vacuum is bag less so you don't have to worry about running out of bags 10 minutes before the mother-in-law arrives. The filter keeps the air from getting dusty as you vacuum. If you have bad breathing problems, you may need to have someone empty the canister where the dirt/pet hair/dust gets deposited. It wasn't too dusty when I emptied it, but since it's bag less, obviously there is no bag to keep the dust enclosed. The filter and canister where all the dirt gets deposited can be cleaned easily. Just make sure to dry them completely before vacuuming again. It's not super loud and it's not quiet. I play music when cleaning, so noise was never a consideration in my decision or my rating here--performance was. In short, it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    super suction, great filtering, good weight

    Posted
    2112
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I researched a significant number of types (bag/bagless - direct/indirect flow) and brands (hoover, meile, dyson, etc) prior to making this purchase. I was very concerned about suction and clean-up capability, reliability (drive belts not breaking, manufacturing style, fit, etc), warranties, others experiences/reviews, and price. Given all these criteria and my research, I was convinced i wanted a bagged unit, however they are not super available in stores. This unit - especially because of its separate suction source for each the hose and floor unit - was very high in others reviews and all my other criteria. I took a shoot as it was on sale in-store at best buy (no other store or internet source had it as low). I am blown away by this unit as it has performed beyond my expectations. The carpet and rug areas looked stunning following the first vacuuming. This unit really lifts the pile and generates a deep clean. Our old vacuum that was replaced, had just been used the day before - it was evidently missing a lot. The unit is designed very well - the dirt canister removes and re-installs easily - it also empties from the bottom with little mess. Very pleased with purchase and a unit that really cleans!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Former Dyson Skeptic

    Posted
    Coolbreeze2014
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I used to check the Dysons out just casually inspecting them for overall build based on nothing more than an unplugged visual inspection which usually left me wondering why the higher cost because upon these quick inspections I noted what seemed to be a cheap plastic build and some creaky noises typical of other plastic vacuum manufacturers. Why did I change my mind? It's because after trying several vacuums in the under $200 price range and being left with broken gears and other miscellaneous part breakages I decided to ask the Best Buy sales representative for recommendations and she convinced me to at least give one a try knowing I could return it if I was less than pleased. Ok, so what at first seemed like the typical plastic is nothing of the sort, it's much thicker and the fittings have what appear to be high quality embedded metal hardware, the HEPA filter cover for example has a ratcheting nut that prevents you from overtightening. Other signs of quality soon became evident such as the gauge of hose spring coil and vinyl thickness and this is possibly a negative in one way in that it tends to fight me a little when I try to extend it to reach something with the various tools but to be honest if it means that it'll last longer than I can live with that plus it will probably relax a bit after usage. I won't get to much into the cleaning capability as that has been widely published by others but count me among those believers, I am now and will continue to love my Dyson for many years, they are truly of higher quality than others and while admittedly overpriced there really is nothing better that I have owned or used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Heavy, not self propelled and no lift off canister

    Posted
    Shopper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this to replace a Bissell that quit working. I couldn't find the Bissell model I previously had and loved so I bought this one in a hurry thinking it was similar. I was wrong. Although the suction is really good and the cord length is very long which is a huge plus, the two things I noticed as soon as I used it the first time was it was extremely heavy and extremely hard to push. I adjusted the carpet height which made it somewhat easier but still hard to push. I then realized this one was not self propelled. I also mistakenly assumed the canister lifted off so I could do stairs. The canister comes out, but only because it's bagless. I found the canister hard to get in and out and take apart and clean. I also don't like the fact that I have to stop and turn a dial to change from upright to the tools. When vacuuming under tables, it won't lie completely flat like my Bissell did so ended up crawling under the tables and using the hand tools. I have several large area rugs which it seemed to clean very well but the smaller ones I had a hard time cleaning because the suction pulled them up. I tried to adjust the rug height so it wouldn't pull them up when I vacuumed but just couldn't make it work. On my last attempt, my rug got suctioned up and I ended up with a hole in my rug! The power tools are OK but I don't find the small rotating brush attachment very useful. I thought perhaps it would be good for stairs but again, because the canister doesn't lift off, it wasn't of use at all. I used it on my furniture for cat hair but found simply using the wand attachment worked best. Needless to say I am extremely disappointed with this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      HooverUSA

      Hi, Shopper! This is not good to hear. We'd like to make an attempt to rectify this unfortunate experience and restore your faith in our product. Please email Giselle.Arroyo@ttifloorcare.com for further assistance. Thanks! Hoover

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This IS the vacuum for pet owners.

    Posted
    Scouse
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    WOW! Even though I researched this unit, it surpassed ALL my needs. I found out my kitchen floor linoleum had some not so flat spots in it, when the vacuum wouldn't move until I raised it higher than recommended (YES the suction is that GOOD). Forget tape or sticky brushes, the Pet Turbo Tool can clean up the long cat hair off a recliner, in under 2 minutes!! REALLY like plugging into one outlet, and then being able to clean 3 rooms before moving to a closer outlet (and NO it doesn't take to long to wrap the extra long cord on the unit when finished). I gave it 5 stars, but here are 2 MINOR problems. 1) when U first assemble the unit, the instructions do NOT have good pictures of how the attachments mount on the unit (but U will figure it out). 2) The spade attachment for floor or angled for ceiling fan cleaning, isn't the greatest for anything but the ceiling fan. Maybe because as I mentioned the suction is awesome, they made the bristles longer so it wouldn't break the fan blades. However the attachment really does NOT have the suction needed for hardwood / baseboards / areas where the Crevice tool would take to long to use.. NO problem, I'll purchase one of those SMALL floor brush attachments, with the smaller brush, from Hoover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Noisey and attachments are cheap

    Posted
    John
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The vacuuming of carpets and wood floors is good. The rotating brush has a lot of what I will call bouncing noise. It sounds like it's going to fall apart. The attachments are junk. The extension tube is extendable but is still very short when fully extended. You rotate the two halves to lock it into position but it still slips easily. You get a triangle shape brush that can "latch" in different angles. The latch is too weak and changes position if you put the tiniest amount of pressure on it. It also just pushes away what you are trying to vacuum up. Its worthless. You also have to rotate a dial down near the bottom of the vacuum to switch from floor to tube. Very inconvenient location plus I dont know how many times I've forgotten to rotate it back to floor. Very disappointed with this purchase and would never recommend purchasing it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Suction!

    Posted
    burban
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This vacuum has incredible suction. You literally can see the carpet lifting up off the pad underneath. It does a great job on carpets with smashed down fibers. We had been using a cheap 80 dollar vacuum that we thought was doing a good job. This vacuum pull so much more out of the carpet. It was disturbing to see how much are other vacuum wasn't picking up. I gave four stars as I do have some gripes. Its loud! It really is a very noisy vacuum. Its a pain in the butt to take apart to clean. And some of the attachments don't fit in their holder good. And they fall off when your vacuuming. The 40 foot cord is really nice as I can do my whole house on one plug. But naturally its a pain to have to wind the 40 foot cord up. Overall I really like this vacuum. It does a great job cleaning the carpet. But some small things seem overlooked for nearly a 200 dollar vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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